The Indian malls are all cashless, with the government saying a cashless society is a necessity to protect public security.
But it is not easy.
In New Delhi, the most popular mall, people must swipe a card and swipe again to pay for goods.
They must also use cash to make purchases.
In other malls, they must use cards.
Calls to the mall authorities for comment were not returned.
The government has promised to ban cash machines from the nation’s big cities by the end of March.
Some people have been reluctant to switch from cash to cards, because they fear losing their livelihoods and jobs.
It is not an easy decision for a small business owner like me, a 30-year-old woman who works at a garment factory in the south Indian city of Ahmedabad.
I want to change my habits, I just don’t have enough time to shop and pay bills every day.
My life is not good.
We don’t even have ATM machines, but we can always walk into a bank and use the card.
We pay with our phones.
We do not have a bank account, but I have no problem using my phone.
How much do I spend on a shopping trip?
I have never tried it myself, and I am worried about losing my job.
I would not have been able to do so if I had not started using the card, because the cost of running the machine is very low.
What are the drawbacks of the cashless mall?
Cashless shopping is not just a matter of convenience.
It is also a measure of economic development.
People tend to save money on their monthly expenses, so they spend less on basic necessities.
I am a student who earns about $300 a month, and spend about $10,000 a year.
My salary is just enough to buy food and other essentials, like toiletries and diapers.
If you have a debit card, there is no problem.
But if you don’t, the ATM will not accept it, and you will have to pay cash.
It’s a gamble that can be costly for people who do not want to lose their livelihood.
Are there any other cities that have implemented cashless shopping?
There are three major malls in Delhi, including the famous Nehru mall, where the country’s largest shopping mall has a population of about 5 million people.
There are also several smaller malls in the capital, like the Mall of India in south Delhi, and in the eastern suburbs of Mumbai.
Why have Indian malls suddenly switched to cashless?
There are a few reasons.
First, the government has mandated that cash be accepted at most banks, and the card is required for purchases in the national currency, the rupee.
Second, India’s currency, which has lost some of its value against the dollar since the mid-1990s, has been devalued, leading to a rise in the cost and volatility of bank transactions.
It has also made it harder for people to afford the basic necessities like groceries and clothes, as well as cigarettes.
Third, cash is less convenient.
Cash transactions are often made in cash, because most retailers don’t accept credit cards, which are not accepted in India.
They prefer the cash-only card system.
When a shopping spree takes place, people tend to be late for work.
That creates problems for businesses, which may lose customers.
The problem can be even worse if a person is already at work and does not leave his or her office.
People who do have a regular work schedule have trouble getting in and out of the mall.
Cashless malls have been in operation in New Delhi since 2004, and have recently been expanding in several other cities, including Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Pune and Jaipur.
There are also plans for more malls in other countries, including Canada and Germany.
Is the Indian mall system a success?
Yes, it is a success.
The government’s plan is to have 50 million cashless cards in the country by 2021, a move that will help to combat the rising crime and corruption that have become the norm in Indian cities.
The cards will be issued in all of India, except the capital.
There is also talk of introducing the card in the rest of the country.
But the plan has been met with criticism.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was elected in 2014, has said that his government would introduce a universal card.
The idea is that people will have access to all the benefits of a card in India, including a range of free services, and also access to cash.
But critics have said the scheme is a distraction from Modi’s ambitious economic agenda.
Where are the cash machines in India?
There have been some attempts to introduce cashless malls in India but none have yet been implemented.